The CFL’s Edmonton Elks announced Friday the signing of former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett.
Barrett redshirted his freshman season before earning the starting nod in 2014, helping lead Ohio State to an 11-1 regular season before suffering a season-ending injury, and the Buckeyes would go on to win the national championship with Cardale Jones under center.
In his redshirt sophomore year, Barrett battled with Jones throughout the season for the starting job, eventually securing it for the final two games of the season and for the remainder of his career at Ohio State.
In addition to being a three-time All-Big Ten selection and three-time Big Ten Quarterback of the Year winner, he holds school and conference records for touchdowns responsible for in a career.
In four seasons at Ohio State, Barrett passed for 9,434 yards and 104 touchdowns in addition to rushing for 3,263 yards and 43 touchdowns. He finished 38-6 as a starter, and was a three-time captain for the Buckeyes.
Barrett went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft but was later picked up by the New Orleans Saints, spending time between the active roster and practice squad.
He was waived by the Saints on Aug. 1, 2019, and following brief stints with the Seattle Seahawks and the Saints (a second time), he landed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he spent nearly a year with the organization before being waived Aug. 2, 2020.